Vicki Lionberger, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Vicki Lionberger has tested.

A yellow bowl filled with strawberry ice cream.

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor. This is no ordinary ice cream.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
A whole roast chicken in a roasting pan with halved citrus fruits around it

Roast Chicken with Citrus

The words “orange chicken” used to make us think of gloppy Chinese takeout—until we tried this orange chicken.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 15
Tray of roast chicken pieces with pancetta, olives, and garlic cloves

Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives

“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this preparation for chicken (or rabbit). Sorta makes you wanna try it, eh?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 33
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 29
Two whole chickens and whole garlic heads in a cast iron pan

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Chicken roasted red with paprika in a casserole dish and plate of lime wedges on a wooden table

Peruvian Roast Chicken

This anything-but-boring bird borrows its Peruvian accent from a technicolor dreamcoat of paprika, lemon, garlic, and cumin.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 36
A chocolate glazed chocolate bundt cake sitting atop a white cake stand with a dish of glaze on the side

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 96
Poor Man's Champagne Cocktail

Poor Man’s Champagne Cocktail

Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Sriracha Chicken Wings

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

These Sriracha chicken wings are super enticing despite being super spicy—or is it precisely because they’re super spicy?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Sidecar Cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail

Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn’t for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Layers of zucchini, summer squash, and eggplant cooked together and garnished with basil for this summer vegetable gratin.

Summer Vegetable Gratin

What to do with late summer abundance? Chef Alain Ducasse’s fancy-pants interpretation of a Provençal classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
The Derby

The Derby Cocktail

Bourbon. Curaçao. Sweet vermouth. Lime. We’re sad we didn’t concoct this comforting little ditty. But we’re glad somebody did.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Chicken Liver on Toast

Sauteed Chicken Liver on Toast

Tuscan through and through, this classic first course snazzes up chicken livers with capers, butter, onion, anchovies, and a splash of that other Tuscan tradition.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4